Expert for a Climate Change programme at The Global Climate Change Adaptation

Kitengela (Rift Vally), Kenya
Hours per week
Full Time: 30+
The Global Climate Adaptation Partnership (GCAP) is participating in a bid for a climate change programme in Kenya. The three-year project with a possible extension of up to 12 months will support Kenya to achieve sustainable growth through improved responses to climate change risks and opportunities. The Climate Change Adaptation Expert will either be based in Nairobi or travel to Nairobi/Kenya on a frequent basis and will oversee the technical climate adaptation components of the programme. GCAP is a world leading climate change adaptation company. Through our offices in the United Kingdom, Kenya, USA and joint ventures around the world, GCAP effectively delivers world-class knowledge-led consulting, training and capacity building, and online knowledge management services. We are working with partner organizations that are world leaders in climate change, sustainable development and large-scale donor programme management. GCAP seeks a Climate Change Adaptation Expert who will be responsible for the climate adaptation technical
components of the project including completing and managing the short-term climate adaptation technical assignments for the Government of Kenya generated through the call-down mechanism. Additionally, the Climate Change Adaptation Expert will work collaboratively with the partners implementing other components of the programme to ensure timely reporting and successful delivery of the relevant work streams. Principal responsibilities include: • Manage the climate change adaptation technical components of the project in collaboration with implementing partners • Contribute to the proposal development and evaluation of the Innovation Fund recipients • International and national co-ordination of climate adaptation technical assistance to the Government of Kenya and implementing partners supported under the programme • Contribute to the timely preparation and submission of monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annually work plans and budgets and present the same for approval to the relevant approving authorities • Develop and manage relationships with the government, private sector and civil society at the national and county level to maximize the impacts of the programme while proactively influencing the climate change agenda to ensure agreed objectives are pursued • Contribute to the long term sustainability of the programme, including a strategy for knowledge sharing and transfer of capacity and expertise to the Government of Kenya and other related actors outside government Qualifications: • Technical experience in climate change adaptation programmes and projects • Strong familiarity with the climate change adaptation issues in Kenyawith proven networks within the government of Kenya, private sector and civil societies • Advanced degree and experience in climate change, livelihoods and/or environment with proven qualifications in adaptation issues • Demonstrate at least eight (8) years of relevant experience working on climate change information projects • Experience working with government stakeholders in national policy development and implementation in climate change, experience with climate change bills is an asset • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English • Working proficiency in other local languages in Kenya will be considered an asset • Experience working in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) will be considered an asset If your career aspirations match this exciting opportunity, please forward your curriculum vitae giving details of your qualifications and experience quoting IDAS/2013/PD to © 2013 GCAP Kenya, the Kenya member firm of GCAP International, a Dutch cooperative. All rights reserved. Printed in Kenya
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